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Mentoring

Dawn E. Chandler

in Management

ISBN: 9780199846740
Published online January 2013 | | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/obo/9780199846740-0049
Mentoring

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For over thirty years mentoring has been a substantive topic in the management literature. Mentoring at its core is a topic dedicated to the role that relationships play in furthering individuals’ growth and personal development and to employees’ learning in organizational settings. Mentoring research offers practical guidance to individuals who want to cultivate and manage ongoing developmental relationships (either as protégés or as mentors) and to organizational representatives charged with developing formal mentoring programs for their organizations. Substantial headway has been made in terms of understanding key variables and relationships within the nomological network of mentoring; however, much more research remains in numerous areas, including mentoring processes, mechanisms that drive outcomes, formal mentoring design characteristics, cross-cultural factors, and societal and organizational influences, among others.

Article.  15796 words. 

Subjects: Business and Management

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